Governance

Batley Multi Academy Trust is governed by the Board of Trustees, which is accountable to the Department for Education. Trustees have strategic oversight and ultimate responsibility for all management decisions within the Multi Academy Trust academies, setting visions and policies for the Trust, governance and contractual relationships with third parties. They are responsible for the management and administration of the Multi Academy Trust. The board has three core functions:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. Holding the Headteacher or Co-Headteachers to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

The Board of Trustees can comprise Member appointed Trustees, Headteachers, and Co-opted Trustees.

Trustees establish the Local Governing Bodies in order to assist with the discharge of their governance functions.

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Mr Maurice Cook
Mr Ahmad Lunat OBE
Mrs Ann McCall

Members are custodians of the Trust. They have a hands-off role in terms of managing the Trust and act as a ‘check and balance’ on the performance of the Multi Academy Trust. Members may also serve on the Board of Trustees and the Local Governing Bodies.

Finance and Resources:

Mrs Mandy Kennedy (Chair)
Ms Nailah Ahmed
Mr Alan Brown
Ms Luisa Lang
Mrs Ellen Loughhead
Ms Hilary Towers-Islam
In Attendance: Ms Julie Haigh, Ms Samantha Vickers

Outcomes:

Ms Trude Feiweles (Chair)
Mr Siraj Mayet
Ms Hilary Towers-Islam
Mr Jeremy Townend
Ms Luisa Lang
In Attendance: Ms Julie Haigh, Ms Samantha Vickers

In Attendance

Ms Julie Haigh – CEO
Ms Samantha Vickers – Vice CEO

Accounting Officer

Ms Julie Haigh

Company Secretary

Mr Alan Brown

Clerk

Mrs Karen Sturgeon

There are no relevant business or pecuniary interests.

Disqualification and Conflicts of Interest

The holding of the office of a Trustee or as a member of the Local Governing Body is subject to Articles 68 – 80 of the Articles of Association. Articles 97 and 98 refer to Conflicts of Interest.